developer: Humble Hearts
publisher: Xbox Game Studios / Microsoft Studios
Game mode: single player
Dust: An Elysian Tail for PC, X360 and etc. is a 2D action game with RPG elements. It was developed by a one-man studio, Humble Hearts, led by a real orchestra-man, Dean Dodrill. The production initially debuted on Xbox 360 in 2012. A year later, the developer ported it to PCs, and the following year, the game came out for PlayStation 4. The PS4 version offered all fixes and enhancements of the previous editions. In the subsequent months, Dust was released for mobile platforms.
The story of Dust: An Elysian Tail is based on the plot of the animated movie entitled Elysian Tail created by Dean Dodrill and his wife, Elizabeth. In the game, we assume the role of a mysterious hooded character of unclear origins, armed with an ancient magic sword called Abrah. Accompanied by his faithful friend, Fidget, the protagonist sets out to a dangerous journey to free his village, which is being victimized by wrongdoers, and uncover the secrets of his unclear past.
Dust: An Elysian Tail for PC, X360 and etc. puts an emphasis on combat. The protagonist has to beat tens of locations overrun by various kinds of creatures. Confronting them, the so-called combos are the key; we are also awarded bonus points for performing these combinations. The gameplay is further enriched by some RPG elements. We may buy equipment, enhance the protagonistís skills, and solve simple puzzles with the cooperation of the mentioned Fidget.
Dust: An Elysian Tail for PC, X360 and etc. offers charming and incredibly original graphics. In the game, we traverse colorful, hand-drawn levels, and our visual experience is intensified by spectacular special and lighting effects in combat. The PlayStation 4 version, which offers Full HD graphics, presents definitely the best of all.
Microsoft Xbox 360
- Xbox Live